Boxer Television Advertisement Addresses New Medicare Law, Prescription Drug Policies
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Wednesday as part of her re-election campaign began airing a television advertisement focused on prescription drugs, the AP/Orange County Register reports.
In the ad, Boxer says, "How would you feel if Congress passed a law making it illegal for you to shop for the best price? Well, that's basically what just happened."
She adds, "The new Medicare law actually forbids the government from negotiating with big drug companies for lower prices. Whatever the drug companies want to charge us, well, that's what taxpayers have to pay. That's why I voted against it, and why I'm fighting to fix it."
According to the AP/Register, Boxer's "factual assertion about the new Medicare law is correct." Along with a majority of Democrats in the Senate, Boxer voted against the law.
The ad is running in the Sacramento market, but Boxer's campaign might expand the ad to include other areas, the AP/Register reports (AP/Orange County Register, 10/21).